Jason Gavern End Quezada’s Winning Streak and Captures WBC Regional Belt
Goossen Tutor Promotions presented a fabulous night of boxing at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California. In the main event, Jason “The Sensation” Gavern upset Manny “El Toro” Quezada (29-5, 18 KOs) to capture the WBC CABOFE Heavyweight championship.
The slugfest started off fast as both fighters were throwing power shots early on. Quezada was coming forward as Gavern was moving in and out. Both fighters landed effective shots and it was anyone’s fight. In the second round an accidental head-butt took place and a point was taken away form Gavern. A WBC rule was announced that in a situation where an accidental head-butt occurs, then a point has to be deducted from the fighter at fault.
In the middle rounds, Gavern landed some nice furriers that seemed to bother Quezada. Manuel continued to come forward trying to land his powerful right hand. Gavern stood strong and used his great feat to get out of danger. In the sixth round the fight was halted when Manuel went down from what seemed to be a punch. The knockdown was ruled a slip and the fight carried on.
As the fight entered into the later rounds, you can see that both fighters were getting tired. Quezada’s welt from the head-butt was swelling. Gavern started to become the aggressor, applying pressure while landing flurries. Quezada fought like a warrior till the end as they both exchanged punches to the final bell. A split decision was announce and Gavern was declared the new WBC CABOFE heavyweight champion. One judge had it 95-94 for Quezada, while the other two had it 95-94 for Gavern.
“I take nothing away from Gavern.” said Quezada. “He came to fight. I wasn’t able to get into a good rhythm. I have no excuses. I’ll be back and I’m hoping to get a rematch.
“This is by far my biggest victory.” said Gavern. “I credit my faith in Christ. A few months back I was at a crossroad and didn’t know if I wanted to continue boxing. I decided to give it one more shot and tonight I came out victorious. I will absolutely give Quezada a rematch.”